My baby had to be taken to NICU and from day one we started on a scehdule of every 3 hours. my milk dropped right at 3 hours so I knew it was time. When we got home and weeks later when he was eating more and lasting longer it grew to four hours and so on. He is on formula now and his schedule is a little different. But because his bedtime routine has always been the same: bath, bottle, sleep. I have no problem getting him to sleep at night.
A friend of mine didn't start her little on on a schedule and now her baby eats just a few little oz every 30 min to an hour. Thankfully she is a stay at home mom and can deal with it. Che can only get things done when her dd finally settles down for a nap. which is about 2 short ones in one day. Also my ds has been sleeping all night since 2 months. My friend's dd is still waking up in the night. So babies know schedules. the PP are right about the STAY CONSISTENT!!
at 11:20 AM on Jan. 14, 2009